Carson Kressley

Emmy-Award winning TV Personality, Style Expert, Fashion Designer and New York Times Best-Selling Author

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Kressley’s impact as a fashion guru transcends style tips and fashion trends. His signature “wit with a heart” approach inspires audiences to embrace their individuality and look inward without fear. With a deep understanding of self-image issues and an empathetic approach to building confidence, Kressley’s perspective resonates with men and women alike. With charm, warmth, and a positive outlook, he offers insight into how to become a better person, from the inside out.

“Carson was exceptional! Many positive comments this year. Very funny, but sensitive to our kids and families who battle cancer.”

- Pediatric Cancer Foundation

About Carson Kressley

Emmy-Award winning TV personality, style expert, fashion designer and New York Times best-selling author are some of the credits of the multi-talented and unforgettable Carson Kressley.

Carson started his career as an independent stylist and became invaluable to major designers such as Ralph Lauren. A few years later, he took a leap into television when, in 2003, he became a breakout star as the fashion savant on Bravo’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, which won a primetime Emmy and gained a worldwide following for Carson.

With his close relationship and collaborations with Oprah Winfrey over the course of the years, Carson revolutionized America’s personal fashion sense of style as he filmed OWN Network’s Carson Nation. During this celebrated and entertaining show, Carson traveled to small towns throughout the U.S. transforming lives -one person at a time- with his signature style, humor and heart. He also hosted multiple TV shows, including Lifetime’s How to Look Good Naked and ABC’s True Beauty, and competed on several reality competitions shows such as the 13th season of Dancing With The Stars, where he was a fan favorite.

Aside from the television shows that Carson is currently on, he has appeared on and continues to appear on shows as a fashion critic/commentator including: Good Morning America, Live with Kelly and Ryan, and The Wendy Williams Show, to name a few. In 2017, Carson was the breakout star on NBC’s hit show The New Celebrity Apprentice, raising money for his charity with Cyndi Lauper, the True Colors Fund. Carson has competed on several shows including; Food Network’s Celebrity Cupcake Wars, Worst Cooks of America, NBC’s Hollywood Game Night, and ABC’s Celebrity Family Feud, raising awareness and garnering donations for several of his charities including Project Angel Food. Carson is one of the key judges for the Emmy Award-winning VH1/Logo-TV series RuPaul’s Drag Race. Carson’s latest project is a new, much anticipated show with fellow Queer Eye alum Thom Filicia for Bravo Networks, focusing on interior design.

Carson is a New York Times best-selling author with three books to his credit, including You’re Different and That’s Super and Off The Cuff: The Essential Style Guide for Men and The Women Who Love Them. His latest book, the women’s style guide Does This Book Make My Butt Look Big? A Cheeky Guide to Feeling Sexier in Your Own Skin & Unleashing Your Personal Style, was released on October 11, 2016 to rave reviews.

A strong supporter of many philanthropic causes, Kressley uses his celebrity to advance different concerns such as The Trevor Project, The Human Rights Campaign, AIDS WALK, and the Al D. Rodriguez Liver Foundation. Kressley is also a trustee on the board of The True Colors Fund, The American Saddle Bred Museum and Philadelphia University. When Kressley is not starring on stage or screen, he can be found astride one of his American Saddlebred show horses, with which he has achieved World Champion status.

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  • 10 Steps for Finding Your Personal Style
  • How to Look Good

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